It is unproblematically consistent with the libertarian notion of free will to posit quantum

QUESTION 1

  • It is unproblematically consistent with the libertarian notion of free will to posit quantum indeterminacies in the microtubules of neurons as the locus of free will.
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  • True
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  • False

2.22 points  

QUESTION 2

  •  The compatibilist agrees with the libertarian’s claim that our subjective experience of free choice indicates that we actually have counter-causal free will.
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  • True
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  • False

2.22 points  

QUESTION 3

  •    The compatibilist takes as evidence for his claim the evidence for determinism and some of the evidence for libertarianism.
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  • True
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  • False

2.22 points  

QUESTION 4

  •  Psychophysical parallelism and epiphenomenalism are similar in that they both hold that the mind is an emergent property of the brain.
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  • True
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  • False

2.22 points  

QUESTION 5

  • Compatibilists justify their description of what brains do as “free” by rejecting the idea that determinism entails inevitability.
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  • True
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  • False

2.22 points  

QUESTION 6

  • Psychophysical parallelism has an advantage over epiphenomenalism in that it is testable.
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  • True
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  • False

2.22 points  

QUESTION 7

  •  Some libertarians hold that, even if we have counter-causal free will, there is still only one physically possible future.
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  • True
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  • False

2.22 points  

QUESTION 8

  • Generally speaking, ideological commitment to a position on the dualism/materialism debate entails commitment to a position on free will.
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  • True
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  • False

2.22 points  

QUESTION 9

  • The problems of inter-theoretic reduction and multiple realizability suggest that a non-physical mind may be necessary to explain qualia.
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  • True
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  • False

2.22 points  

QUESTION 10

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  •   Compatibilism holds that the libertarian view of free will is incompatible with determinism.


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  • True
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  • False

2.22 points  

QUESTION 11

  • Materialism is equally successful is explaining human behavior in both the aberrant and standard case.
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  • True
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  • False

2.14 points  

QUESTION 12

  • The compatibilist defines free will as the ability of human beings to gather information, to analyze that information, to make decisions on the basis of those analyses, and to take actions on the basis of those decisions – even though, the compatibilist asserts, the whole process takes place deterministically.
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  • True
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  • False

2.22 points  

QUESTION 13

  • Determinism and compatibilism are both consistent with leading a meaningful life.
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  • True
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  • False

2.22 points  

QUESTION 14

  • Determinist models are unproblematically successful in predicting human thought and action.
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  • True
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  • False
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